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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
the race would be held next. his choice was to bring the contest to his home waters: san francisco bay. ellison concocted a series of regattas all around the world-- for competing teams from 11 countries-- designed to build enthusiasm and excitement for the main event: america's cup 2013, where 72-foot boats will plough through the bay. these preliminary races featured boats that measure about 45 feet long, with carbonfie hulls and wing sails, as described by racing announcer andy green. they're the same sailors. they're the same teams, the boats are just a little bit smaller. so essentially it's their practice racing. this is just to get everyone excited and passionate about the sailing. the prelims going on now-- with the showdown next year-- will be the first time spectators can easily view the races from the land. usually these events were far enough out to sea that watching them was much easier from a boat. and that limited who could attend. over the last few years, very simple now. basically, you can see the boats racing, you can see them right in front of the shore, and its ver
Dec 16, 2012 8:30am PST
of served in california, maybe los angeles, but basically in the san francisco chinatown. and what happened is that san francisco was such a big port of call, like, during world war ii, and you had all these soldiers going in and out of san francisco. of course they went to chinatown in order to eat and to, you know, watch the singing and the dancing. and then they had these cookies, and they go home after the war, they go to minnesota, iowa, and they ask their local chinese restaurant, "why don't you have those authentic cookies?" and the chinese restaurateur goes, "what cookies," you know and but slowly within a span of basically 15 years they go from something that's in california to a nationwide phenomenon. >> hinojosa: but doesn't it also have to do with the fact that the japanese were interned? >> right, right. >> hinojosa: so... which i think is the other thing that your book does really interestingly. because it shows how, you know, while food may be incorporated into part of all of us as americans... >> right. >> hinojosa:'s been a really hard, sometimes painful, tragic histo
Dec 25, 2012 4:30pm PST
growth. it has been going on at paul's hat works in san francisco's richmond district since 1918, the making of hats. lineage that runs from its peruvian founder over 94 years to four young women from the neighborhood. >> we were kind of an odd bunch before, didn't plan to be hatters, as most people probably don't, and stumbled on it, really did. stumbled on it. and the story and the ambience and that's what took us. >> mike: the story is a amiar e: in 2009, battered by the down economy, the owner needed to sell, no one would buy. so the option was to shut it down, walk away, hat in hand. except in walked a preschool preschool teacher, two costumers and a bookkeeper, saviors in bright colors, with passion. >> we did it because, a, this place was going to evaporate if we didn't. nobody else was going to do it. the four of us are makers of things. we love the craft and we love old crafts and this was something that you can only learn how to be a hatter by apprenticing. so this is a skill that they're not teaching in school. see, this is kind of a taller crown. >> mike: what they w
Dec 16, 2012 9:00am PST
dr. sharon levine. >>> new study i referred doctor sharon levine, from san francisco, associated executive director of kaiser permanenty. that new study refers to schizophrenia and the new drug it was found is better than the existing drug, right? >> yes, that's right this. is a very important studdy and it demonstrated in a larg population that the older antipsychotic drug, heldol, was more affective than the newer category called a typical antipsychotics. and it really speaks to the fact that we have a buys, all of us, consumers, physicians, we assume that new means improved. and in fact, what is really true is that needs to be established by solid evidence and not just asmption. this is a very important study for the federal government. very important study for state government. because this category of drugs is a substantial expense for the medicaid program. >> what's the cost between haldol and the new drug that came out? >> it's a difference between haldol and a entire category, the a typical antisigh cotics. it's a many expense. that doesn't mean haldol is e right drug for
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
cancellation of hundreds of flights and the ripple effects reached as far west as san francisco. >> after i found out my flight had been canceled after four hours of waiting in the airport, i had to wait another three hour customer service line, which i didn't even get to the end of before the booth closed. >> ifill: about a 1,000 people spent christmas night on cots at dallas/fort worth international airport. by dawn, patience was wearing thin. one fed-up pilot apologized to his passengers over the loudspeaker, after they were forced to wait on the tarmac for almost five hours. >> ifill: by this evening, the worst of the weather was moving into new england. but in its wake, nearly 200,000 customers had lost power across the southeast and midwest, making home for the holidays unexpectedly cold and dark. >> warner: still to come on the "newshour": court-ordered treatment for the mentally ill; deal or no deal; what's next, the view from the muslim brotherhood and massachusetts congressman barney frank. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: toyota motor company
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
of appeals in san francisco gave a preliminary injunction on monday. the injunction pribtsz the u.s.-based group from attacking japanese-based whaling ships and their crews. it bans the vessel from sailing in a manner that could endanger safe navigation. it also prohibits sea shepperd from approaching the ships from 500 yards or about 460 feeters in open cease. the rug folds follows an appeal in april. a u.s. federal court rejected their request in march that sea shepherd stop obstructing japanese activities in the antarctic ocean. the new preliminary injunction will remain valid until a court issues an official ruling. the japanese institute said in a statement on tuesday it welcomes the court decision. the sea shepherd organization said it will set sail for the antarctic in a bid to discourage japanese ships from whaling activities. >>> queen elizabeth has done something she hadn't done during her 60 years on the throne. she attended a meeting of the british cabinet. prime minister david cameron extended the invitation. his spokesman said the queen attended as an observer, liste
Dec 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
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